Reed named national player of week

A.J. Reed

Kentucky's A.J. Reed has been named both the SEC Player of the Week and the Louisville Slugger National Player of the week coming off a five-homer, 11-RBI weekend for the Wildcats.

Kentucky's A.J. Reed has been named both the SEC Player of the Week and the Louisville Slugger National Player of the week coming off a five-homer, 11-RBI weekend for the Wildcats.

The junior first baseman made school history by hitting five home runs in a three-game stretch at the Old Dominion Tournament in Norfolk, Va. He also picked up a win on the mound Friday against St. Joseph's.

Reed, a preseason All-American, is hitting .433 on the season. He leads the SEC in slugging (1.133), hits (13), home runs (6), RBI (17) and total bases (34). On the mound, the left-hander from Terre Haute, Ind., is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA, including a win over No. 1 Virginia in the Wildcats' season opener.

It marked the third SEC honor of Reed's career. He was named SEC Freshman of the Week on April 2, 2012, and SEC Player of the Week on March 5, 2013, after a 15-RBI week.

Kentucky (5-2) returns to Cliff Hagan Stadium for the home opener against Wright State on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET.

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